Sunday, September 7, 2014
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - September
Well it was a creative weekend – not only did I get the August tag done but I also managed to do the September tag all in one go.
Tim Holtz challenged us to bust out those alcohol inks and do some ghost stencilling, die-cutting and stamping (cos it it is STAMPTEMBER).
Y’all know how I like clutter and mess though on my tags – so to try and keep my tag simple and unclutterd was a little bit of task for me. Eventually I compromised – and allowed myself to ghost stencil a coloured background. But I did colour everything – because life is colourful.
What I was hoping to convey in this tag was the idea that in life you can have all the things you want, all the the dreams you want to live, all the time you want, love you want, peace you want if you bring your own fulfilment into being.
From the Tim Tag – instead of the “Frenzy of Butterflies” I used the “Tattered Florals” Strip Die. I wanted it to look like a hand releasing a shower of flowers, the idea ofcourse being that you bring your own flowers to your life.
When I did the tag background, I was sad to have to embellish it because I thought it was great by itself. I created the background by multi-layering the ghosting technique – as per usual – I couldnt just stick to one colour.
I loved making the background for the flowers. Tim is right – glossy cardstock and alcohol based inks are the bomb!! I sloshed alcohol based ink in many, many different colours all over a strip of the glossy stuff. I smooshed it all together and then when that dried I layered more ink over that and let it run all over. Check out this awesomely cool effect it had going over here.
I used the tattered florals strip die to cut out some florals – arranged them so that they look like a hand releasing a cascading shower of blooms and then I glossy accented the hek out of those. To add a bit of dimension – I glued on flat-back pearls on the flowers.